Progressive Labor Party on Race & Racism



Progressive Labor Party (PLP) fights to destroy capitalism and the dictatorship of the capitalist class. We organize workers, soldiers and youth into a revolutionary movement for communism.

Only the dictatorship of the working class — communism — can provide a lasting solution to the disaster that is today’s world for billions of people. This cannot be done through electoral politics, but requires a revolutionary movement and a mass Red Army led by PLP.

Worldwide capitalism, in its relentless drive for profit, inevitably leads to war, fascism, poverty, disease, starvation and environmental destruction. The capitalist class, through its state power — governments, armies, police, schools and culture —  maintains a dictatorship over the world’s workers. The capitalist dictatorship supports, and is supported by, the anti-working-class ideologies of racism, sexism, nationalism, individualism and religion.

While the bosses and their mouthpieces claim “communism is dead,” capitalism is the real failure for billions worldwide. Capitalism returned to Russia and China because socialism retained many aspects of the profit system, like wages and privileges. Russia and China did not establish communism.

Communism means working collectively to build a worker-run society. We will abolish work for wages, money and profits. Everyone will share in society’s benefits and burdens. 

Communism means abolishing racism and the concept of “race.” Capitalism uses racism to super-exploit black, Latino, Asian and indigenous workers, and to divide the entire working class.

Communism means abolishing the special oppression of women — sexism — and divisive gender roles created by the class society.

Communism means abolishing nations and nationalism. One international working class, one world, one Party.

Communism means that the minds of millions of workers must become free from religion’s false promises, unscientific thinking and poisonous ideology. Communism will triumph when the masses of workers can use the science of dialectical materialism to understand, analyze and change the world to meet their needs and aspirations.

  Communism means the Party leads every aspect of society. For this to work, millions of workers — eventually everyone — must become communist organizers. Join Us!


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Smash Racist Murder of Immigrant Workers

CHICAGO, July 29—In San Antonio, ten people were dead and 20 hospitalized in dire conditions after found in what was essentially an oven and gas chamber on wheels—100 migrant workers and children crammed into a tractor trailer in searing Texas heat without water, food, light, or fresh air.
The workers trapped were as young as 15 years old and one was the father of 5. These workers came from Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras. Most were fleeing increasing capitalist violence or horrible economic conditions.
Some escaped the hospital to avoid ICE agents and the threat of deportation. Those who survived asphyxiation and heatstroke now face deportation. Among the death-via-deportation list are migrants who are now permantely disabled with irreversible brain damage. This is a murder case of 100 members of our class by capitalism.
Capitalism Guilty of Murder
The racist capitalist bosses have these workers’ blood on their hands. These horrendous conditions are what pass for human migration under capitalism. While the bosses courts may potentially charge only person, driver James Matthew Bradley. Progressive Labor Party charges the whole system with murder (see protest photos in Chicago and Brooklyn).
Obama, Clinton, Trump = All Part of Racist Plan
Donald Trump built his campaign on anti-immigrant racism, but the liberal bosses Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton were just as vicious against our immigrant sisters and brothers. For example, Clinton militarized the US-Mexico border by doubling the INS (ICE’s predecessor) budget; he also doubled the number of Border Patrol agents and the amount of fencing and other barriers. Obama then outdid all other presidents, becoming the Deporter-in-Chief by deporting 3.2 million immigrants, more than any other in history.
The racist bosses attack our immigrant sisters and brothers to make super-profits by lowering their wages. In a similar way, they super-exploit Black and women workers by paying them less. Capitalism is built on the racist super-exploitation of Black and Latin workers. The more they divide us, the weaker we all are and the more we suffer.
Communism Will End the Horrors of Borders
Only by rejecting the bosses’ racist and sexist divisions as a unified international working class can we ever hope to escape the misery of capitalism. By means of a mass communist Progressive Labor Party, we can smash the bosses and their system and avenge the victims of San Antonio and countless others.
When the international working class rules society through a mass PLP, we will end this capitalist horror show. We will plan human migration, political and cultural life, and the economy to meet the needs of our class. There won’t be workers and children dying daily in the desert, or drowning in boats in the ocean! We will tear down the borders that divide our class.
Our motto, “Workers of the world, unite!” will lead the way. The future is belongs to us, if we choose to fight for it. Join and build Progressive Labor Party today to smash all borders.

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